Should the US get involved in the situation between Russia and Ukraine?

by Sean Lyons, Connor Morris–

Photo: John-Mark Smith on Pexels

Note: The video footage in this vodcast was produced on Feb. 23.

The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been a discussed topic since mid-January, when the United States’ Center for Strategic and International Studies reported there being a large group of Russian military on the border of Russia and Ukraine.

U.S. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he would be imposing sanctions on Russia that would limit exports and block some Russian banks’ assets, according to a story by the Associated Press.

On this vodcast for The News Feed, people answered if the United States should get involved in the current situation (as of Feb. 23) between Russia and Ukraine.

Changing Mask-Wearing Mandates

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by Autumn Zipfel, Leah Garrison–

With new vaccines rolling out every day, Virginia passed a bill through the Senate, making masks optional for Virginia public schools. While the purpose of masks is to keep others safe from the spread of the coronavirus, the new vaccine introduces a new question: should masks become optional?

Tim Sands, the President of Virginia Tech, released a statement preparing Virginia Tech students for the very possibility of optional masks. To understand how current students feel about an optional mask mandate, reporters Autumn Zipfel and Leah Garrison went out on campus to gain some insight.